Alyssa Figaro He has had parents who have been very involved in the sports industry, so he always grew up as a “the overweight girl”.
He confesses that he felt that he was disappointing his family and that is why he made many efforts to achieve a physical change and make them feel proud, but he always failed.
However, in October 2014, she decided to make the decision to lose weight after attending a party where She couldn’t help but compare herself to the other girls.. She says that she felt very uncomfortable because of her weight and appearance.
“I felt like an outsider, constantly comparing myself to the other girls. They were pretty and slim and fit. Shame washed over me and I left,” Alyssa recalls.
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This situation made Alyssa change her way of thinking and go to the gym where her mother worked to start the tour with a personal trainer. At first I went to the gym a minimum of five days a week.
“We incorporate a significant amount of strength training into my routine, which complements my daily cardio,” he said.
As for diet, Alyssa didn’t make any specific plans. Simply focused on eating whole, natural foodsdiscovering that nutrition was essential to obtain the desired results.
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It is true that he began by counting the calories he consumed, but he realized that this system did not benefit him. That’s why, decided to opt for moderate consumption of foods among which were French fries. This could surprise many.
“As I looked back, I realized that I ‘sinned’ more if I restricted the foods that I liked the most. I’m human, so if I want to eat chips and dip, I’ll do it, in moderation and always going back to the plan the next day,’ she explained.
After a year and a half with this new routine, Alyssa lost 47.6kg and had to deal with excess skin. Finally underwent a tummy tuck and they removed a total of 4.5 kg, both from the abdomen and from the armpits. The recovery was hard but the results were wonderful.
Currently, Alyssa continues to go to the gym for five days, but has changed her approach and focuses on strength training and in the development of strong and lean muscles.
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“I used to be that girl who was afraid of weights, thinking they would give me a manly appearance, but I was so wrong. Using bigger weights more consistently makes my body constantly change. I feel like every week I see new toned muscles,” she said.